Welcome to the PWAC Quebec directory!
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Description: Louise Abbott is a non-fiction writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She has devoted most of her media career to documenting the culture and history of rural and indigenous communities in Canada and to examining the environmental and social issues that affect these communities. She has published several books, including The Coast Way,
The French Shore, The Heart of the Farm, Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree and Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History (Volume 1). She has also directed several documentary films, including the award-winning Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story (2014).
Expertise: Rural culture and history, indigenous culture and history, environmental topics, vernacular architecture, photography criticism, the history of photography, travel journalism.
Website(s): www.traceyarial.com and www.arialview.ca
Description: Tracey Arial lives a seasonal life writing in the winter and growing food during the summer.
Expertise: Helping people create sustainable communities and notable nonfiction.
Description: Award-winning journalist and author of four books on language and culture (Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong, The Bonjour Effect, The Story of French, The Story of Spanish) with 22 years of experience writing magazine features and newspaper articles, in both English and French, for publications in Canada, Quebec and the U.S. Regular contributor to Quebec public affairs magazine L’actualité. Gives seminars on non-fiction writing and freelance journalism and speaks to international audiences on France and the French language.
Expertise: Narrative nonfiction, magazine feature writing.
Telephone: 514 362 0177
Expertise: Scientific and technical writing, editing, and translation services in the following fields: pulp and paper, mathematics and statistics, computer science, physical sciences and engineering, earth sciences, energy and environmental topics.
Description: Mark is a veteran freelance journalist and writer who is celebrating his 25th year in business in 2017.
Expertise: News and feature writing.
Description: Decker Media, Communications & Copywriting.
Expertise: Copywriting, content/website development, news releases, e-newsletters, blogs, speeches, feature stories, profiles, social media campaigns and copy, editing/proofreading. Experience in science, arts, culture, tourism, high-tech, education, start-ups and small business.
Description: Writer, television producer and translator with 20 years of experience, published in dozens of regional, national and international publications.
Expertise: Parenting, media, art, health/wellness, sports, architecture/design, corporate/marketing writing.
Description: Lisa is an English-language writer with over 10 years of experience in the corporate field. She is a chameleon writer – able to adapt to the voice and tone of her clients, ensuring consistent branding in all literature. Most of her bylines can be found at Quench Magazine, where she is the Editorial Assistant; she has also written articles for the Christian Courier, Concordia’s The Link and the Picton Gazette.
Expertise: While her main focus is marketing and communications for small businesses, she does enjoy taking on journalism projects.
Telephone: 514-697-9762 (Home Office) 514-827-9762 (cell)
Website(s): None, but I do have a blog at www.theysaidisay.com.
Facebook: Yeah, I have a FB page.
Description: Freelance journalist.
Expertise: Lifetstyle, education.
Description: Author, professor, creativity coach. Specialist in online coaching and programs for screenwriting, memoir, and creativity and well-being. Published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Montreal Home, POV: The Art and Business of Documentary Film, Roverarts.com, goodmenproject.com and other magazines. Author of the creative non-fiction book No Small Potatoes and short-listed video poem Keepsake.
Expertise: Screenwriting, memoir, creativity, well-being.
Website(s): www.andreajuhasz.com and my beloved blog www.thescifinovel.com.
LinkedIn: Andrea Juhasz
Description: I’m a writer and editor based in Montreal with several years of experience writing, copy editing, proofreading and fact-checking financial articles, biographies with a business and finance focus, and magazine articles. I also enjoy writing and editing newsletters, press releases and social media copy. Lately I’ve been writing corporate website pages and working on my science fiction blog. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can help you with your writing needs!
Expertise: Copywriting, copy editing, proofreading, blogging, journalism.
Description: I am a Montreal-based writer, journalist, editor and translator with over 20 years of experience working for business, government and nonprofit organizations. Please visit my website for more info.
Expertise: Writing, translation (French to English), copyediting in a wide range of fields.
Telephone: 450 735-3895
Description: features and profiles writer, proofreader, translator, providing services to para-governmental, IT sectors and the horse industry.
Expertise: technology, coommunications, agriculture, horses.
Description: Freelance medical writer.
Expertise: Medicine (addiction, cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, epidemiology, gerontology, immunology, infectious disease nephrology, neurology, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, rheumatology, urology, women’s health, etc) healthcare, lifestyle, child development, teen health, parenting.
Judy Sklar Rasminsky
Website(s): www.challengingbehavior.com; www.childrenwithchallengingbehavior.com (blog).
LinkedIn: Judy Sklar Rasminsky
Description: Former staff editor and researcher for book and magazine publishers, including HarperCollins, Reader’s Digest and Hearst Corporation. Author of trade books, textbooks and booklets. Articles in Reader’s Digest, Working Woman, Los Angeles Times, numerous Canadian publications. Most recent book: 4th edition of Challenging Behavior in Young Children (Pearson, 2016).
Expertise: Education, health, parenting.
Website(s): albloggedup.com, policedomesticviolence.blogspot.com
Description: Award-winning investigative journalist and author, three-time winner of Canadian Association of Journalists awards for journalism, winner of a gold prize from the National Magazine Awards, former president of the board of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting, editor, linguistic reviewer, French-to-English translator.
Expertise: Investigative research, health, law enforcement, the environment, criminal justice, scuba diving.
Description: Freelance marketing content writer for technical products. Over twenty-five years of experience as a marketing, corporate and technical writer. Specialties include manufacturing and office technology.
Expertise: Clear explanations of complex products. Recognized by the Learning Networks of Ontario as a Clear Writing Editor.
Description: Award-winning playwright and comedian with a specialty in scriptwriting for media and theatre. Also offers services in blogging, copywriting, feature articles, ghostwriting, web content and social media marketing.